Vermont Veterans' Home, Bennington

Est. 1884

Chartered in 1884, the Soldiers Home opened its doors to 25 veterans of the Civil War in 1887. In 1954, women veterans, spouses and widows of veterans were approved for admission; in 1999, gold star parents. In 1971, it was renamed the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Within their 17-acre cemetery, a one-acre section is dedicated to Civil War Veterans. After a series of renovations, the latest in November 2011 with completion of the geothermal project that has increased energy efficiency, the Vermont Veterans’ Home, a 77-bed facility on 87 of the original 200 acres continues “fulfilling the promise to our veterans.” Chartered in 1884, the Soldiers Home opened its doors to 25 veterans of the Civil War in 1887. In 1954, women veterans, spouses and widows of veterans were approved for admission; in 1999, gold star parents. In 1971, it was renamed the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Within their 17-acre cemetery, a one-acre section is dedicated to Civil War Veterans. After a series of renovations, the latest in November 2011 with completion of the geothermal project that has increased energy efficiency, the Vermont Veterans’ Home, a 77-bed facility on 87 of the original 200 acres continues “fulfilling the promise to our veterans.”

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